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9th Annual Run 24 May 2015

The sun shone in the pituresque seaside town of Youghal on 24th May 2015 for the 9th annual Emer Casey Memorial Run. 450 runners, 200 walkers and 150 juveniles took part, the juveniles competing for the firt time in their own section. The race is organised with the invaluable assistance of Youghal Athletic Club and […]

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World Ovarian Cancer Day 2015

World Ovarian Cancer Day is on May 8th each year and The Emer Casey Foundation is proud to support this opportunity each year to raise the profile of this disease which takes the lives of 140,000 women per year internationally. The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch was held in […]

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Cork Independent – World Ovarian Cancer Day

Ovarian Cancer kills 275 women in Ireland every year. In the lead up to the Global Awareness Day for Ovarian Cancer on Friday 8 May, the first year students at Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig have lent their support by making a human logo which recreates the World Ovarian Cancer Day design. Teal is the official […]

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The DISCOVARY Consortium Progress Report April 2015

The research that has been supported by the Emer Casey foundation has focussed on the two main clinical challenges that ovarian cancer presents. The first is that an accurate diagnostic test is not currently available. The second challenge relates to the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Diagnostic test for ovarian cancer Auto-antibody profiling: This was […]

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Irish Examiner – Working Life: Vicki Cleary, Liaison Nurse

As an oncology liaison nurse for women with gynaecological cancer, my starting time varies. Mondays begin with a multidisciplinary team meeting (MDT) at 7.30am. This is the most important meeting of my week, where all new gynae cancer patients are discussed and treatment plans formulated. On average, 20 patients are discussed and everyone involved in […]

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